Once the solution is completed by the MBD solver, the solver generates different types of output files that can be used to view animation and plots.

The following table provides information on the output files generated by MotionSolve and ADAMS and the relevant HyperWorks Desktop clients which can be used to visualize results:

Solver Type Output File Type Description HWD Client
MotionSolve MRF Multibody result file. Contains animations and plot results. HyperView*


H3D Contains animation results HyperView
ABF Altair Binary File. HyperGraph
PLT Plot file. Contains plot results. HyperGraph
ADAMS GRA Animation results. HyperView
RES Animation and plot results. HyperView**


REQ Plot file related to requests. HyperGraph
*Use with MAF as a model file in HyperView.  
**Use GRA as a model file in HyperView.  

Refer to Visualizing Results for MotionSolve to learn more on post-processing MotionSolve results.

For information regarding HyperWorks Desktop post-processing capabilities, see the HyperView and HyperGraph online help.

Animate Results Files

  1. Select the Load Model panel from HyperView.
  2. Select a model file and a results file and click to begin animation.

Plot Results Files

  1. Select the Build Plots panel from HyperGraph.
  2. Select the output file.
  3. Select the signals of interest.
  4. Click Apply.